BJC and NGA Forge Dual Pathways to Design-Build Excellence

Recorded On: 11/03/2022

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024

Two signature building projects under construction in the city of St. Louis are demonstrating the benefits of integrated delivery to their owners and stakeholders. This session will trace the individual journeys of BJC HealthCare (one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care organizations) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (a combat support agency within the U.S. Department of Defense) in evaluating and selecting design-build for their latest expansion projects. While each organization has a unique mission, distinctive project goals and individual challenges, they both determined that design-build offered the greatest opportunities to accelerate the project schedule, manage costs and reduce potential risks. BJC selected progressive design-build for a new 16-story inpatient hospital tower at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. It’s part of the third phase of BJC’s Campus Renewal, a long-term vision to transform the Washington University Medical Campus through new construction and renovations. And the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, opted to enlist firm fixed price (lump sum) design-build delivery for the new $1.7 billion Next NGA West campus, the largest single federal investment project in St. Louis history. The presenters will share details and practical advice on the evaluation process that led each organization to embrace design-build delivery.

Jessica Davila

McCarthy Building Companies

Gregory Mohler

Vice President ? Planning, Design and Construction

BJC HealthCare

As vice president of construction for BJC HealthCare, Greg Mohler is responsible for architectural and engineering design solutions, infrastructure, capital budgeting and all construction activities for one of the largest health care organizations in the United States. With $6 billion in net revenues and more than 30,000 employees, BJC HealthCare serves patients and their families in the greater St. Louis and southern Illinois regions through its 15 hospitals and other health service organizations.

Michael Stapf, DBIA

Vice President, Design Integration

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Mike Stapf is Vice President, Design Integration for the Central Region of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Mike is also McCarthy?s Design-Phase Executive for the BJC Campus Renewal Phase 3 Project. In this role, Mike has been able to pull upon his 22 years of experience delivering large, complex healthcare projects to form and lead a collaborative design-build team, all aimed at delivering a high-performing design and an exceptional client experience.

Josh Gaghen, PE, SE, DBIA

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

With more than 23 years of design and construction experience, Josh has participated in design and construction of over $1B in design build projects, including the Next NGA West (N2W) Program.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri – Rolla).  Josh is a certified DBIA professional, a registered Engineer in the State of Missouri, a LEED® Accredited Professional and a registered Structural Engineer in the State of Illinois.  He currently serves as Integrated Design Director in McCarthy’s Central Region.

Leslie Olson, P.E.

N2W Administrative Contracting Officer and CAS Team Lead

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Kansas City District

Leslie Olson has served in a variety of construction and design roles across four USACE districts, including a deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. She has bachelor?s degrees in architectural and civil engineering and a master?s degree in civil engineering. A registered Professional Engineer in the State of Missouri, she currently serves as a Contracting Officer?s Representative and the Contract Administration Section Team Lead for the Next NGA West (N2W) program.


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